Well-deserved chuckles are still reverberating in response to last week's double entendre by state Sen. Chris Buttars in Max Roth's interview for Fox 13 -- to wit:
I meet with the gays here and there; they were at my house two weeks ago. I -- I don't mind gays, but I don't want 'em stuffin' it down my throat all the time, and certainly in my kids' face.---
[Note: This one's a little late on the draw, but I've been having computer problems, so now I'm playing catch-up.]
Hahaha. Yeah, well, nobody ever called the Hon. Sen. a cocksucker, not even an unwilling one -- but now, thanks to his overly apt choice of words, we have all unpleasantly pictured Buttars as the pivot man in a bukkake video. Thanks a lot, news media.
After an emergency application of mental floss to cleanse my visual cortex, I started to wonder: How accidental are these little remarks? Does Buttars say these things on purpose?
Even disregarding the "pig sex" remark, he does seem to have a habit of using sexualized whistle-words in his descriptions of "the gays." Two spring immediately to mind (... the biggest threat to America going down that I know of, and "... the meanest buggers I have ever seen") and I have the nagging suspicion that there are more.
Possibly, it's all part of some elaborate plan Buttars has developed to subliminally reinforce the idea that gays -- unlike everybody else -- are defined solely by sex acts, marginalizing us as a random collection of perverts rather than a social class.
It's a weird theory, but then the right wing has become so calculating and paranoid that we must now consider all kinds of outlandish possibilities to explain their actions.
But even if it was simply another unfortunate turn of phrase, then what exactly does it mean? What, exactly, constitutes stuffin' it down Buttars' throat? Does he simply dislike people who are obviously gay?
Maybe it means that he'd prefer that we all go back into the closet and never mention the issue sexual orientation again. For somebody who might wish gays would disappear off the face of the Earth, that would seem like the next best thing.